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Based on 14 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Doesn't poke fun at anyone's beliefs. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    What's admirable about Save Me is that it grounds its religious and cultural debate not in vilifying one side but in sympathizing with both. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    A solid performance by the often underrated Judith Light lends considerable weight to this melodrama's controversial subject. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    Allen and Gant are principals in Mythgarden, a movie production company that promotes gay and lesbian storytelling, and Save Me makes a respectable showing as an early effort. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    An earnest drama about the futility of "rescuing" gay men back to Jesus, Save Me presents a paradox: It's an issue drama in which the most compassionately drawn character is on the other side of the issue. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Sounds like a great idea for a gay porno, but the soapy Save Me actually takes itself seriously. show more

  • 75
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Even those of us who find anti-homosexual ''deprogramming'' to be hideously intolerant and naive may find ourselves oddly relieved that Mark is there (in a Christian rehab center). show more

  • 50
    Bill White Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    For its intention to promulgate the compatibility of Christianity with homosexuality, Save Me deserves a footnote in the political battle between these traditionally adversarial groups. As a movie, it doesn't amount to much more than an after school-special with sex and profanity. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    This is a modest, thoughtful, independent production of exceptional insight and quietly devastating power. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Though Save Me never quite surmounts its schematic scenario, scene by scene, beat by beat, it's pretty damn good. show more

  • September 29, 2008 rrspyke
    Report This User

    Mind Bending. Provocative. Judith Light has always managed to find new ways to interpret difficult subjects. Both Gant and Allen have achieved something unique in today's market - a philisophical compromise between p.o.v.'s. Good or Bad, the two men have certainly shown they can arise above mediocre entertainment. Leaving the theater I was angry as heck at the two for not taking the easy route. But then isn't that what art and film are all about? One would think so.

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